Police doing a lot
SEVERAL articles and comments from readers have questioned what the police are doing to combat youths becoming involved with triads, crime and drugs - particularly in Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing.
In a word - lots.
Coupled with ongoing and planned government campaigns aimed specifically at youngsters, the police maintain proactive outreach programmes through their own youth organisation, Junior Police Call, and regular visits to schools.
To illustrate, in Tsuen Wan District: A crime inspector of the Anti-Triad Section heads a school team which pays frequent visits to and liaises with local schools.
The Police Community Relations Officer, a chief inspector, keeps close contact with school headmasters and disciplinary masters, and conducts regular talks and seminars with students on triad and drug problems.
A large-scale one-day seminar involving school representatives, triad experts, narcotics bureau and district commanders of Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing police districts is held annually for the benefit of teachers.
Of course, similar action is taken in other districts.